Ethereum. I love the ideas behind it and it's exciting and such... but damn if this isn't the most user unfriendly thing I've ever seen?!
So a while ago, with a view to begin mining ETH on my GPU, I installed Alethzero onto my Windows machine.
Why? Who the hell knows... I waded through a billion overly technical FAQs and got very confused over the twenty-something different versions of what appear to be the same software in different guises, and just went with what eventually worked.
So, when running Alethzero for the first time I was asked to create a master password. I did this, and am still able to access the software with the same password.
I did eventually get mining and all is well...
However, I'd really like some user friendly wallet software that I can actually understand, not dissimilar to the Bitcoin Core client. Today I came across the (official?) Ethereum wallet Ðapp.
It looks beautiful... I installed, synched and there we are. Accounts, wallets (not certain of the distinction here, but sure, wallets are like... apps, that are a facade for your accounts? Or something?), all with a nice GUI.
Now, as far as I can tell, the wallet is using the same software behind the scenes as Alethzero... right? If I look in the roaming folder I can see that it's created a file in the keystore folder, alongside one I assume was created by Alethzero.
My issue is this: I can't send any transactions from the wallet Ðapp, as the password is not accepted.
Now, I never created a password for the wallet Ðapp... indeed the only time I've created a password, was the master password I used in Alethzero. This is not accepeted in the Ðapp, but still works in Alethzero.
I assumed they were using the same data... presumably if I create an account in Alethzero, I will see it in the Ðapp? Is that right? So, why am I unable to do anything in the Ðapp without a password that is either not being accepted, or has never been created?